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Jason Van Nest

Jason Van Nest

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Jason is a licensed architect living in New York City. He is the Associate Professor of Architectural Building Technology at NYIT's School of Architecture and Design, a BIM Consultant at Mobilis Modeling and practices architecture through his firm Mobilis et Mobili. He has taught at Yale, NYIT, and NYSID.

At NYIT, Jason serves as BIM Coordinator -- where he writes course material and teaches classes to aid the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the curriculum. He also serves as the Environmental Site Planning Coordinator, writing course materials to teach sustainable building practices from a holistic approach. He is also working with the administration to patent his invention and co-research with the SodaBIB.

At Mobilis Modeling, Jason's works with different architecture firms and contractors to expand workflows with Building Information Modeling. He currently is working with small and medium sized firms in the New York City area by preforming hardware and software consultation, training staff in BIM software or best practices, and advising project management how best to use models in all phases of project delivery. He is also working with area contractors to build models that fulfill various AIA-E202 or specification requirements. He draws from almost a decade of BIM experience -- in academia, delivering GSA projects, and designing single-family homes with programs like Revit, Navisworks, and Catia.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Associate Professor

Jul 2008 - current
 

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect / Designer / Architect

Jan 2006 - Jul 2010
 

Bender and Assocaites, Key West, FL, US, Intern Architect

Jul 2001 - Jul 2002
 

Liberty Management and Construction, LLC, New York, NY, US, Foreman

Aug 2000 - Jul 2001
 

David Jay Weiner Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Mar 2000 - Aug 2000
 

Farrington Design Group, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

Jul 1999 - Mar 2000
 

Education 

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, M. Arch 1

Extensively studied computer programming in addition to architecture; learning JAVA and C++ (taking Computer Science classes while enrolled in Architecture program).

Awarded Herman D.J. Spiegel Scholarship (2005) and elected to both School of Architecture Rules Committee (appointed), Dean’s Advisor to Student Grievances.

Aug 2002 - Jul 2005
 

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, BArch, Architecture

Earned a Certificate of Building Construction, 1999. Maintained a full-ride H.O.P.E. Scholarships for Academic Excellence all four years. Earned placement on the Dean’s List or President’s List (every semester of undergraduate study).

While studying at Georgia Tech, Jason volunteered with the Atlanta Chapter of Habitat for Humanity almost every Saturday his Junior and Senior years. The experience helped him contribute to over 30 homes in the area, and gradually provided the opportunity to lead volunteer crews in roofing, rough framing, finish carpentry, and other skills.

Aug 1995 - May 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 



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